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Students hear debate on pangolin protection

Update: February, 20/2017 - 10:28
More than 400 university students attended a debate on Saturday about protecting the pangolin, the world’s most commonly trafficked mammal.

HÀ NỘI — More than 400 university students attended a debate on Saturday about protecting the pangolin, the world’s most commonly trafficked mammal.

Việt Nam is known as a hotspot for yellow and Java pangolins. These two kinds of pangolin are ranked as urgently endangered animals, due to their abundant use in Chinese medicine.

During the debate, held by Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW), students heard information about pangolin trafficking in Việt Nam and China. The students were also informed of ways the animals could be protected.

Nguyễn Văn Thái, director of SVW, said that he felt hopeful about raising awareness of wild animal protection among young people. – VNS

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